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7754: Subsidy reforms in the Middle East and North Africa Region: a review Downloads
Paolo Verme
7753: Assessing implementation of the principles for public credit guarantees for SMEs: a global survey Downloads
Pietro Calice
7752: Should I stay or should I go ? internal migration and household welfare in Ghana Downloads
Vasco Molini, Dan Pavelesku and Marco Ranzani
7751: Effects of multilateral support on infrastructure PPP contract cancellation Downloads
Darwin Marcelo Gordillo and Ruth Schuyler House
7750: Financial (Dis-)information: evidence from a multi-country audit study Downloads
Xavier Gine and Rafael Keenan Mazer
7749: Does the 2015 peace accord in Mali reflect the priorities of households and local leaders ? Downloads
Julia Lendorfer and Johannes G. Hoogeveen
7748: Russian Federation, the World Trade Organization, and the Eurasian Customs Union: tariff and non-tariff policy challenges Downloads
Michael Joseph Ferrantino, Ian John Douglas Gillson and Gabriela Schmidt
7747: Do returns to education depend on how and who you ask ? Downloads
Pieter Serneels, Kathleen G. Beegle and Andrew Dillon
7746: On minimizing the risk of bias in randomized controlled trials in economics Downloads
Alex Eble, Peter Boone and Diana Elbourne
7745: Do consumers benefit from supply chain intermediaries ? evidence from a policy experiment in the edible oils market in Bangladesh Downloads
M. Shahe Emran, Dilip Mookherjee, Forhad Shilpi and M. Helal Uddin
7744: How to measure whether index insurance provides reliable protection Downloads
Karlijn Morsink, Daniel Clarke and Shadreck Mapfumo
7743: Structural transformation in Africa: a historical view Downloads
Maria Enache, Ejaz Ghani and O'Connell,Stephen
7742: Technology strategies for low-carbon economic growth: a general equilibrium assessment Downloads
Ian Newel James Sue Wing and Govinda R. Timilsina
7741: Spatial development and agglomeration economies in services -- lessons from India Downloads
Ejaz Ghani, Arti Grover and William Kerr
7740: Aging, trade, and migration Downloads
Richard Chisik, Harun Onder and Dhimitri Qirjo
7739: Inherited wealth and demographic aging Downloads
Harun Onder and Pierre Pestieau
7738: Euro currency risk and the geography of debt flows to peripheral European monetary union members Downloads
Eylem Ersal-Kiziler and Ha Minh Nguyen
7737: Sectoral productivity gaps and aggregate productivity Downloads
Rishabh Sinha
7736: Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on mangrove species and poor communities in the Bangladesh Sundarbans Downloads
Susmita Dasgupta, Istiak Sobhan and David J. Wheeler
7735: Impacts of carbon pricing in reducing the carbon intensity of China's GDP Downloads
Jing Cao, Mun Ho and Govinda R. Timilsina
7734: The development impact of financial regulation: evidence from Ethiopia and antebellum USA Downloads
Nicola Limodio and Francesco Strobbe
7733: Financial regulation and government revenue: the effects of a policy change in Ethiopia Downloads
Nicola Limodio and Francesco Strobbe
7732: Who benefited from Burundi's demobilization program ? Downloads
Olivia D'Aoust, Olivier Sterck and Philip Verwimp
7731: Poverty and policy selectivity of World Bank trust funds Downloads
Vera Eichenauer and Stephen Knack
7730: Evidence from a randomized evaluation of the household welfare impacts of conditional and unconditional cash transfers given to mothers or fathers Downloads
Richard Akresh, Damien B. C. M. De Walque and Harounan Kazianga
7729: Roads and rural development in Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Claudia N. Berg, Brian Blankespoor and Harris Selod
7728: Estimation of climate change damage functions for 140 regions in the GTAP9 database Downloads
Roberto Roson and Martina Sartori
7727: Is inequality underestimated in Egypt ? evidence from house prices Downloads
Roy van der Weide, Christoph Lakner and Elena Ianchovichina
7726: What difference does good monitoring&evaluation make to World Bank project performance ? Downloads
Estelle Rosine Raimondo
7725: Challenges of fiscal policy in emerging and developing economies Downloads
Raju Huidrom, Ayhan Kose and Franziska Ohnsorge
7724: Do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions ? Downloads
Raju Huidrom, Ayhan Kose, Jamus Lim and Franziska Ohnsorge
7723: Financial systems, growth, and volatility: searching for the perfect fit Downloads
Roumeen Islam
7722: The Nexus of financial inclusion and financial stability: a study of trade-offs and synergies Downloads
Martin Cihak, Davide Salvatore Mare and Martin Melecký
7721: Evaluating sovereign disaster risk finance strategies: a framework Downloads
Daniel Clarke, Olivier Mahul, Richard Andrew Poulter and Tse-Ling Teh
7720: Solving commitment problems in disaster risk finance Downloads
Daniel Clarke and Liam Wren-Lewis
7719: A methodology to assess indicative costs of risk financing strategies for scaling up Ethiopia's productive safety net programme Downloads
Daniel Clarke, Sarah Coll-Black, Naomi Victoria Cooney and Anna Edwards
7718: Financing the reconstruction of public capital after a natural disaster Downloads
David Bevan and Christopher Adam
7717: Potential for application of a probabilistic catastrophe risk modelling framework to poverty outcomes: general form vulnerability functions relating household poverty outcomes to hazard intensity in Ethiopia Downloads
Catherine Porter and Emily Jennifer White
7716: Early warning, early action: the use of predictive tools in drought response through Ethiopia's productive safety net programme Downloads
Mareile Beate Stephanie Drechsler and Wolter Soer
7715: Weather index insurance and shock coping: evidence from Mexico's CADENA Program Downloads
Alain F. De Janvry, Elizabeth Andrea Ramirez Ritchie and Elisabeth Sadoulet
7714: Insuring growth: the impact of disaster funds on economic reconstruction in Mexico Downloads
Alain F. De Janvry, Alejandro del Valle and Elisabeth Sadoulet
7713: Social Inclusion in macro-level diagnostics: reflecting on the World Bank Group's early systematic country diagnostics Downloads
Maitreyi Das
7712: Inflation targeting and exchange rate volatility in emerging markets Downloads
Rene Cabral, Francisco Carneiro and Andre Varella Mollick
7711: Openness, specialization, and the external vulnerability of developing countries Downloads
Luis-Diego Barrot, Cesar Calderon and Luis Servén
7710: On the central role of small farms in African rural development strategies Downloads
Donald Larson, Rie Muraoka and Keijiro Otsuka
7709: Increased coverage of maternal health services among the poor in western Uganda in an output-based aid voucher scheme Downloads
Francis Obare, Peter Okwero, Leslie Villegas, Samuel Lantei Mills, Ben Bellows, Francis Obare, Peter Okwero, Leslie Villegas, Samuel Lantei Mills and Ben Bellows
7708: Expediting trade: impact evaluation of an in-house clearance program Downloads
Ana Margarida Fernandes, Russell Hillberry and Claudia N. Berg
7707: Social capital, trust, and well-being in the evaluation of wealth Downloads
Kirk E. Hamilton, John Helliwell and Michael Woolcock
7706: Crime and persistent punishment: a long-run perspective on the links between violence and chronic poverty in Mexico Downloads
Adan Martinez-Cruz and Carlos Rodriguez Castelan
7705: Using administrative data to assess the impact and sustainability of Rwanda's land tenure regularization Downloads
Daniel Ayalew Ali, Klaus Deininger and Marguerite Duponchel
7704: Recent credit surge in historical context Downloads
Franziska Ohnsorge and Shu Yu
7703: How do we prioritize the GHG mitigation options ? development of a marginal abatement cost curve for the building sector in Armenia and Georgia Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina, Anna Sikharulidze, Eduard Karapoghosyan and Suren Shatvoryan
7702: State secretaries reform in Ukraine: attempt to delineate responsibilities between ministers and senior civil servants Downloads
Oleksii Balabushko
7701: Nash on a rotary: two theorems with implications for electoral politics Downloads
Kaushik Basu and Tapan Mitra
7700: Democratic Republic of Congo: product and market concentration and the vulnerability to exogenous shocks Downloads
Chadi Bou Habib and Ephraim Kebede
7699: Women's empowerment, sibling rivalry, and competitiveness: evidence from a lab experiment and a randomized control trial in Uganda Downloads
Niklas Buehren, Markus Goldstein, Kenneth Leonard, Joao Montalvao and Kathryn Vasilaky
7698: Development of low-carbon energy supply system in Romania Downloads
Govinda R. Timilsina and Erika A. Jorgensen
7697: Long-term energy demand forecasting in Romania: an end-use demand Downloads
Sunil Malla and Govinda R. Timilsina
7696: Measuring firm-level innovation using short questionnaires: evidence from an experiment Downloads
Xavier Cirera and Silvia Muzi
7695: Non-renewable resources, fiscal rules, and human capital Downloads
Paul Levine, Giovanni Melina and Harun Onder
7694: Markets, contracts, and uncertainty in a groundwater economy Downloads
Xavier Gine and Hanan G. Jacoby
7693: Saving for old age Downloads
Asli Demirguc-Kunt, Leora Klapper and Georgios Panos
7692: Weathering storms: understanding the impact of natural disasters on the poor in Central America Downloads
Oscar Anil Ishizawa Escudero and Juan Jose Miranda Montero
7691: Who supports violent extremism in developing countries ? analysis of attitudes based on value surveys Downloads
Youssouf Kiendrebeogo and Elena Ianchovichina
7690: Behavioral interventions in tax compliance: evidence from Guatemala Downloads
Stewart Kettle, Marco Hernandez, Simon Ruda and Michael Sanders
7689: Are gender differences in performance innate or socially mediated ? Downloads
Ariel Benyishay, Maria Ruth Jones, Florence Kondylis and Ahmed Mobarak
7688: Informed trading in business groups, ownership concentration, and market liquidity Downloads
Jose Leaño and Alvaro Pedraza
7687: Bank competition, financial dependence, and economic growth in the Gulf Cooperation Council Downloads
Giovanni Caggiano and Pietro Calice
7686: Exporters, engineers, and blue-collar workers Downloads
Irene Brambilla, Daniel Lederman and Guido Porto
7685: Agricultural productivity and non-farm employment: evidence from Bangladesh Downloads
Forhad Shilpi and M. Shahe Emran
7684: Creative trade for human development Downloads
Patrick Kabanda
7683: Creative natives in the digital age: how digital technology has revolutionized creative work Downloads
Patrick Kabanda
7682: Estimating an equilibrium exchange rate for the Argentine Peso Downloads
Andrea Coppola, Andresa Lagerborg and Zafer Mustafaoglu
7681: Guns, books, or doctors ? conflict and public spending in Haiti: lessons from cross-country evidence Downloads
Raju Singh, Cristina Bodea and Masaaki Higashijima
7680: Commercialization and mission drift: evidence from a large Chinese microfinance institution Downloads
Xiangping Jia, Robert Cull, Pei Guo and Tao Ma
7679: Money demand in the Arab Republic of Egypt: a vector equilibrium correction model Downloads
Ahmed Rostom
7678: Ageing and family solidarity in Europe: patterns and driving factors of intergenerational support Downloads
Marco Albertini
7677: The role of inequality in climate-poverty debates Downloads
Petra Tschakert
7676: Exports and job training Downloads
Paulo Bastos, Joana Silva and Rafael Prado Proenca
7675: Trust in government and support for redistribution Downloads
Joana Silva, Matteo Morgandi and Victoria Levin
7674: Prioritizing infrastructure investment: a framework for government decision making Downloads
Darwin Marcelo, Xavier Cledan Mandri-Perrott, Ruth Schuyler House and Jordan Z. Schwartz
7673: Does the global trade slowdown matter ? Downloads
Ileana Cristina Constantinescu, Aaditya Mattoo and Michele Ruta
7672: Skill use, skill deficits, and firm performance in formal sector enterprises: evidence from the Tanzania enterprise skills survey, 2015 Downloads
Hong W. Tan, Sajitha Bashir and Nobuyuki Tanaka
7671: The impact of a community development and poverty reduction program on early childhood development in Morocco Downloads
Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali, Caroline Krafft, Touhami Abdelkhalek, Mohamed Benkassmi, Monica I. Chavez, Lucy Katherine Bassett and Fouzia Ejjanoui
7670: Inequality of opportunity in early childhood development in Morocco over time Downloads
Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali, Caroline Krafft, Touhami Abdelkhalek, Mohamed Benkassmi, Monica I. Chavez, Lucy Katherine Bassett and Fouzia Ejjanoui
7669: Will digital technologies transform agriculture in developing countries ? Downloads
Uwe Deichmann, Aparajita Goyal and Deepak K. Mishra
7668: Can business owners form accurate counterfactuals ? eliciting treatment and control beliefs about their outcomes in the alternative treatment status Downloads
David McKenzie
7667: Learning, Prices, and firm dynamics Downloads
Paulo Bastos, Daniel Dias and Olga Timoshenko
7666: China's slowdown and rebalancing: potential growth and poverty impacts on Sub-Saharan Africa Downloads
Csilla Lakatos, Maryla Maliszewska, Israel Osorio-Rodarte and Delfin Go
7665: Short-term effects of India's employment guarantee program on labor markets and agricultural productivity Downloads
Klaus Deininger, Hari Krishnan Nagarajan and Sudhir Singh
7664: The impact of business support services for small and medium enterprises on firm performance in low- and middle-income countries: a meta-analysis Downloads
Tulio A. Cravo and Caio Piza
7663: Assessing socioeconomic resilience to floods in 90 countries Downloads
Stephane Hallegatte, Mook Bangalore and Adrien Camille Vogt-Schilb
7662: Property rights for fishing cooperatives: how (and how well) do they work ? Downloads
Octavio Aburto-Oropeza, Heather M. Leslie, Austen Mack-Crane, Sriniketh Suryasesha Nagavarapu, Sheila M.W. Reddy and Leila Sievanen
7661: Non-tariff measures and the world trading system Downloads
Josh Ederington and Michele Ruta
7660: Poverty and shared prosperity implications of deep integration in Eastern and Southern Africa Downloads
Edward Balistreri, Maryla Maliszewska, Israel Osorio-Rodarte, David Tarr and Hidemichi Yonezawa
7659: How does the sensitivity of consumption to income vary over time? international evidence Downloads
Ergys Islamaj and Ayhan Kose
7658: Particulate matter and labor supply: the role of caregiving and non-linearities Downloads
Fernando Aragon, Juan Jose Miranda Montero and Paulina Oliva
7657: Does e-government improve government capacity ? evidence from tax administration and public procurement Downloads
Anna Kochanova, Zahid Hasnain and Bradley Robert Larson
7656: The role of training programs for youth employment in Nepal: impact evaluation report on the employment fund Downloads
Shubha Chakravarty, Mattias K. A. Lundberg, Juliane Zenker and Plamen V. Nikolov
7655: Jobs in the city: explaining urban spatial structure in Kampala Downloads
Arti Grover and Somik V. Lall
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